Iri’s Vineyard

IRIS's Vineyard

Iri’s Vineyard


Situated on a hilltop overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, the young vines of Iri’s Vineyard signal the continuation of Gentilini into the next generation. The grapes are hand-picked and gently crushed in a traditional basket press. The wine is fruity, dry and unoaked, with aromas of sour cherry and wild mint, expressing the pure varietal qualities of the Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia variety.

TYPE Dry Red Wine – PGI Slopes of Aenos
VARIETIES 100% Mavrodaphne of Kefalonia
The high quality, low yielding Tsigello clone of Mavrodaphne on Kefalonia is a rare cousin of the better known Renio clone of Mavrodaphne of Patras (which is vinified as a sweet wine), giving dry, complex, elegant wines.
GRAPE ORIGIN The single parcel of Iri’s Vineyard is located within our estate near the village of Minies on the island of Kefalonia. It sits at 60m on the crest of a hill and has a rocky, limestone terroir with yields of 3,000 kg/ha.
VINIFICATION Fermented in open vats. Pressed using a traditional manual basket press and allowed to sit on its lees for 5 months to develop complexity. Not fined or filtered to avoid any stripping of flavors.
PRODUCTION Limited to 4,000 bottles.
CLOSURE Natural cork
TASTING NOTES Ruby red tinged with violet with aromas of sour cherry spiced with hints of licorice and wild mint. In the mouth it is rich and fruity with soft, round tannins.
FOOD PAIRING Excellent with lamb, grilled meat and cheese.
AGING POTENTIAL 3-5 years
ANALYSIS Alcohol: 13% Alc by Vol
Total Acidity: 6.2g/l tartaric acid
pH: 3.3
Residual Sugar: 4.8g/l
LABEL This whimsical label, which stands apart from all our other bottles, reflects all the freshness and joy of youth and hope for the future.